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Americans Find the Nonfinancial Benefits of Homeownership Most Valuable

By |2021-05-03T03:00:29-07:00May 3rd, 2021|Categories: First Time Home Buyers, For Buyers, Real Estate, Rent vs. Buy|

Homeownership is a foundational part of the American Dream. As we look back on more than a year of sheltering in our homes, having a place of our own is more important than ever. While financial benefits are always a key aspect of homeownership, today, homeowners rank the nonfinancial and personal benefits with even higher [...]

Home Is Where the Heart Is [INFOGRAPHIC]

By |2021-04-16T03:00:21-07:00April 16th, 2021|Categories: First Time Home Buyers, For Buyers, Infographics, Real Estate, Rent vs. Buy|

Some Highlights There’s no doubt about it: homeowners love their homes, and that feeling has become even more important over the past year. The vast majority of homeowners say they’re emotionally attached to their home and that it has kept them safe during the COVID-19 pandemic. Owning a home provides a sense of safety, security, [...]

93% of Americans Believe a Home Is a Better Investment Than Stocks

By |2021-04-14T03:00:09-07:00April 14th, 2021|Categories: First Time Home Buyers, For Buyers, For Sellers, Move-Up Buyers, Real Estate, Rent vs. Buy|

A recent Survey of Consumer Finances study released by the Federal Reserve reveals the net worth of homeowners is forty times greater than that of renters. If you’re wondering if homeownership is a good investment, the study clearly answers that question, and the answer is yes. Do Americans believe a home is a better investment [...]

3 Ways Home Equity Can Have a Major Impact on Your Life

By |2021-02-17T04:00:39-07:00February 17th, 2021|Categories: Distressed Properties, For Buyers, For Sellers, Foreclosures, Real Estate, Rent vs. Buy|

There have been a lot of headlines reporting on how homeowner equity (the difference between the current market value of your home and the amount you owe on your mortgage) has dramatically increased over the past few years. CoreLogic indicated that equity increased for the average homeowner by $17,000 in the last year alone. ATTOM [...]

6 Foundational Benefits of Homeownership Today

By |2021-02-08T04:00:01-07:00February 8th, 2021|Categories: First Time Home Buyers, For Buyers, Move-Up Buyers, Real Estate, Rent vs. Buy|

Over the past year, our homes have become an integral part of our lives more than ever. They’re much more than the houses we live in. They’re our workplaces, virtual schools, and safe havens that provide shelter, stability, and protection through the evolving health crisis. Today, 65.8% of Americans are fortunate enough to call their [...]

Why Owning a Home Is a Powerful Financial Decision

By |2021-02-04T04:00:55-07:00February 4th, 2021|Categories: First Time Home Buyers, For Buyers, Interest Rates, Real Estate, Rent vs. Buy|

In today’s housing market, there are clear financial benefits to owning a home: increasing equity, the chance to build your net worth, and appreciating home values, just to name a few. If you’re a renter, it’s never too early to think about how homeownership can propel you toward a stronger future. Here’s a dive into [...]

Owning a Home Is Still More Affordable Than Renting One

By |2021-01-20T04:00:46-07:00January 20th, 2021|Categories: Buying Myths, First Time Home Buyers, For Buyers, Interest Rates, Pricing, Real Estate, Rent vs. Buy|

If spending more time at home over the past year is making you really think hard about buying a home instead of renting one, you’re not alone. You may be wondering, however, if the dollars and cents add up in your favor as home prices continue to rise. According to the experts, in many cases, [...]

How to Make the Dream of Homeownership a Reality This Year

By |2021-01-18T04:00:20-07:00January 18th, 2021|Categories: Down Payments, First Time Home Buyers, For Buyers, Move-Up Buyers, Real Estate, Rent vs. Buy|

In 1963, Martin Luther King, Jr. inspired a powerful movement with his famous “I Have a Dream” speech. Through his passion and determination, he sparked interest, ambition, and courage in his audience. Today, reflecting on his message encourages many of us to think about our own dreams, goals, beliefs, and aspirations. For many Americans, one [...]

The Importance of Home Equity in Building Wealth

By |2021-01-06T04:00:17-07:00January 6th, 2021|Categories: Buying Myths, First Time Home Buyers, For Buyers, Interest Rates, Pricing, Real Estate, Rent vs. Buy|

Homeownership has always been the first rung on the ladder leading to household wealth. As Freddie Mac recently posted: “Homeownership has cemented its role as part of the American Dream, providing families with a place that is their own and an avenue for building wealth over time. This ‘wealth’ is built, in large part, through [...]

Turning a House into a Happy Home

By |2020-12-24T04:00:11-07:00December 24th, 2020|Categories: First Time Home Buyers, For Buyers, Real Estate, Rent vs. Buy|

We talk a lot about why it makes financial sense to buy a home, but more often than not, we’re drawn to the emotional reasons for homeownership. No matter the living space, the feeling of a home means different things to different people. Whether it’s a certain scent or a favorite chair, the feel-good connections to our [...]